Sunbutter Bites

December 13, 2011


Food is such a big part of the holidays. Many of you have favorite recipes that you make year after year. With Christmas being such a special time of celebration I like to have some special treats on hand for my boys’. There will be goodies everywhere the next few weeks and most will not be allergy-friendly. These Sunbuttter Bites are helping me make sure that my kiddos are included too. I adapted them from Sweet Anna’s Peanut Butter Balls. They totally love them:-)  You should have seen their happy, chocolate-covered little faces! And my 4-year-old really enjoyed helping me make these. I love being able to create memories with them in spite of their food limitations. I can personally attest that deprivation is the furthest thing from your mind when inhaling one (or four) if these cute little treats.

Sunbutter Bites

  • 1 cup sunbutter
  • 3 tbsp. rice milk (or whatever milk you’d like)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life)
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable (or coconut, canola, etc.) oil
With a mixer, beat together sunbutter, rice milk, and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Roll into small balls. I used my small cookie scoop for this and it worked well. Make them whatever size you like. I liked the nice pop-in-your-mouth size of the small ones.

Once you are done rolling all the dough, place the sheet in the fridge to chill for a few hours, until very firm. In a small, deep bowl microwave the chocolate chips and oil together in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each time, until smooth.

With a fork, dip each ball into the chocolate. Let the excess drip off before setting it back on the parchment;  repeat. Once finished, place the pan back in the fridge to set completely for a few hours.If you have excess chocolate, reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds and then scrape it into a ziploc bag.  Cut off a tiny bit of the corner of the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the partially cooled chocolate balls.

 

Oh, and I just had to show you these. Aren’t they just the cutest little things?! They were a gift from my mom. I have four of them…one for each baby I’ve had. They’re small but they are one of my favorite Christmas decorations.

 

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